New Year’s Driving Resolutions for 2015
With 2015 just around the corner, we’re sure you’re considering how you can make next year the best ever (we’re doing the same). It was this thinking and the fact that tons of people make lists of resolutions, promising to change their behavior on January 1st for the better that we came up with a list of driving resolutions for 2015. Because while people often make resolutions involving weight loss goals or ones that include more frequent exercise and a cleaner diet, many of us could stand to become better drivers. Check out the list from us here at Toyota of Gastonia and feel free to comment with your suggestions. Together we can make 2015 the safest year ever!
- Don’t Text and Drive. With so many ways to stay in touch these days, it’s easy to become addicted to checking your text messages or social media accounts while driving. But distracted driving is on the rise, thanks largely in part to people texting and driving. Pledge to put your cell phone away while you’re driving—no text message is worth risking your life (and the lives of those around you).
- Buckle Up. Sure, wearing a seatbelt can crease your clothes, and it’s not particularly comfortable. But there’s a reason that wearing your seatbelt is the law. In case of an accident, your seat belt can prevent you from being thrown through the windshield—and no matter how safe a driver you are, you can never guarantee that some idiot won’t run head-first into you during your morning commute.
- Never Drink and Drive. Heading out for a fun evening with friends? Make sure you have an appointed designated driver. When your turn comes around, stick to water and soft drinks during the evening. You might think that drinking five beers in an hour and then not drinking for three hours is good enough, but it’s irresponsible and dangerous.
- Stick to the Speed Limit. You might think of the speed limit as a suggestion, but it’s there for a reason. Sticking to the speed limit not only decreases your chances of an accident, but it can help you avoid pricey speeding tickets. If it takes you an extra two minutes to reach your destination by going the speed limit, leave two minutes earlier.
Which resolutions do you plan on making this year? Hopefully, you’ll give our driving resolutions for 2015 some serious thought and enter the new year with a safer attitude to the road.